She began her career in her native Italy. She studied ï¬lm and photography in Milan and built her career directing documentaries, classical concerts and commercials at the leading TV networks Rai and Mediaset, as well as within the Italian ï¬lm industry. Later she moved to Los Angeles and began her ï¬rst voyage in Hollywood as an intern in a movie produced by Robert De Niro. Cristina subsequently formed her production company BOGA LLC, based in Los Angeles, with director Ayman El Gazwy. She recently completed â€œThe curse of the sandsâ€, a documentary that she directed, ï¬lmed and edited with Ayman and that won two international ï¬lm festivals.